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Don't know whether to sew or work on fermenting veggies... Seems like taking care of culturing food will need to take a priority right now. I have beets, cabbage, carrots, and onions.
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Starting my night stand quilting project (tomorrow). It should only take me a few hours once I set my mind to it.

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Welcome Sherre, and your Mom is a smart woman. Good for you to step out into a business that will support you for many years! Carol

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Hi! My Name is Sherre! I love to cut fabric into little pieces and put them back together. I love to pet fabric! I never have a big enough stash. I save scraps you never know when you might need it.

A few years ago my mom(also a quilter) said If I were you age I would buy a long arm and start a business. I Have worked in a doc office part time for 20 something years and had been asking myself what I was going to do when I grow up well It seems long arm quilting was my answer. I started a year and a half ago and have loved ever min of it!!!

So that's my quilting side my weight side!~!~!~ I started sparks quit a few years ago and did really great got to my lowest weight ever then an injury and medical issues with my kids sent me into a tail spin of rotten eating no exercise. Hence I put on lots of weight. I need to face the mirror, the scale, and the treadmill and get my mind and bottom moving!


Sherre!

I know I Can do Any Thing I want. I just have to do it!!!
I have the power to make My life my own.
IT'S TIME TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

I am motivated to make the changes needed to make the scale move!

NOW IS THE TIME!


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9/12/14 4:58 P

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emoticon Well, it wasn't much snow, but it is so cold. had to use the furnace. I am not ready for winter yet. brrrr

I am still embroidering but now trying how to use the sewing machine with a bum shoulder.

I really do working with my hands, doing embroidery right now, I find myself humming as I work, kind of like taking a shower. LOL

Have a joyful day

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9/11/14 9:55 A

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Hi Ophelia. You are right, life does get in the way. Maybe you could start a small project that you can pick up or leave whenever you need to. I have several of those on the go myself!!

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Hi Ophelia, I am sure you will soon enjoy your quilting and welcome to others who want to be healthier.

Whew, I have spent 1 hour and 47 minutes with Amazon trying to register my dh's Kindle because he decimated the other one. If I were any denser they have now met me. Wow, was the lady patient.

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Hello everyone, I am an old "new" quilter. I discovered quilting when I lived in Idaho, but I have been gone 5+ years now, and although I would love to go back to it, it seems like life always gets in the way. So, instead, I come on your team's page and see what you are accomplishing!

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9/8/14 3:01 P

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It's nice when husbands help display our work! I just need to make more smaller projects. No more wall space for bed quilts size!

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9/7/14 3:51 P

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emoticon It is such a wonderful day, the sun is out but the SON is in my heart and I am enjoying today. I am so blessed. Health stinks but so what.

My husband is hanging my latest project and eager to see it framed.

Have a joyful day.

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9/7/14 9:35 A

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Just2ofus, I wish you were closer so I could show you how to make a pillowcase where all the raw edges are inside the seams. It is easy peasy once you get the hang of it!!
Yesterday DH helped me clean and rearrange my sewing room. Getting it ready for when my sewing machine returns from spa day (clean and tune up at dealers). I can hardly wait to get back to work.
82 baby quilties are ready for labels and then off to the hospital!!
Won't be making any more for a while!

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9/6/14 8:23 A

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Today is a ME day. SEW, sew, sew. At 10:00 a Mary Kay rep is coming to freshen up my face. Feeling blah looking. Hubby goes to work and then goes to the FSU/Citadel football game with a friend. All by myself all day as he works earlier. I must go to the grocery store as we are vacant in the fridge. I'd rather be sewing. I'll be sewing 2.5 inch squares and HST again today. I might put that aside and do something else for a while. Carol

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9/5/14 6:10 P

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emoticon emoticon I am having a great day too, Have finished putting my big owl in a frame, and the newest kind of embroidery in a frame, the little owls and fabric are at a longarm. I have finished up one set of pillowcases and almost one of the second set. I feel like I have accomplished something, now to get them posted. hmmm.

Have a wonderful, almost fall day. JO

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happiness is a puppy who comes to visit. carol

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Today, I've set 4 appmts for next week already and several more to call. Guess Sept is decorating season. I am still in vacation mode so after this post, I am heading down the hall to set up my clean sewing machine and get ready for some therapy. Carol

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9/5/14 2:22 A

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It's always a great experience to spend Thursday's w/ the quilting ladies at our church. (I'm the "youngest" by about 20 yrs!) And I have to miss all the summer days due to my job.
-- Today I got to sandwich a quilt w/ a 92 yr old who's specialty is quilts for veterans. She is very precise and will do something over until it's "right". She was teaching me and made me take some tied parts out--but she gave a reason for her insistence. emoticon
-- I feel blessed to be able to learn from the GREATS!
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9/3/14 8:00 A

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2Quilt: You are a quilting fool! LOL 70 quilts, that is a ton of time spent. I wish I could stand longer so I could cut out a whole quilt at a time, but alas I can't.

I cut and sewed 5 pillow cases last night, still have to serge the raw edges and will do that tonight.

I have my Halloween place mats all cut and ready to sew when I get back from vacation.

Edited by: JUST2OFUS at: 9/3/2014 (08:01)
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9/2/14 3:25 P

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I just got my quilties all together and a friend brought me two more tops today! these will be the last for sure!

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8/29/14 10:11 P

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Usually I cut and sew but with the quilties I was trying to get them done before summer ends and the guild meets. I should have 70 done when I am finished.

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8/28/14 10:24 P

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Wow!! Twenty pillowcases, I am impressed. You are doing so well.

2Quilt, do you have cutting schedule and make up kits all at one time or do you cut and sew as you go? I have done things both ways and find it fun either way.

Hope everyone is having a joyful day. emoticon

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8/28/14 4:40 P

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Well, I have lots of fabric for bed runners and table runners and place mats after my shopping trip today. I will have to join the cutting up crew!
Just2ofus congratulations on your twenty pillow cases!

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Pillow cases done, they total 20 and have cut the fabric for the place mats. So much to do so little time.

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8/27/14 9:05 A

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Well creating something with your embroidery will help boost your spirits. Wishing you continued success!

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8/26/14 5:40 P

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emoticon I broke it in March but the muscles went on vacation and it is hard to lift my arm. Still working on it in therapy sometimes I get a little discouraged but then, I manage to do something I couldn't do a week ago and realize I am making progress. Yippee.

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8/25/14 8:38 P

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Good for you Jolette, to keep your hand in, so to speak!! Are you in a cast?


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emoticon I broke my shoulder so I am embroidering because it is something I can do. My shoulder doesn't cooperate with the sewing. LOL

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2Quilt: when I sew I forget to eat and that is a good thing, most times. LOL

Did 6 pillow cases yesterday, today after a dunk in the pool, I will cut 6 more I hope. Then I must make the Halloween place mats for hubby's grand kids.

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8/23/14 9:21 P

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You ladies that are already working on Christmas pillowcases are to be admired. I usually wait to the last minute!!

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emoticon I have framed my owl for a wall hanging, it looks so neat, have taken a picture but not posted yet. Finished the baby owl quilt, no picture yet but oh, so cute. I am almost done with one of my pillowcases for Christmas. Have four more to go but another one of them has asked for one so probably will get one for Christmas too. LOL

My dear husband bought me flowers and had them delivered "just because." No wonder I keep him close.

We have had so much rain that it is so green. Usually it is brown this time of year as we are usually an arid area. This year you wouldn't believe it.

Have a joyful day.


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8/23/14 8:07 A

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Wednesday, I went to the AQS in Grand Rapids. There was nine of us that drove over to it. We didn't think it was as large as the last time we went. Had a great time.

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I finished 3 pillow cases yesterday and 4 more ready to trim and finish. I didn't lose any weight last week but I didn't gain either so I am good. I had a wonderful time on my Shop Hop and that is why I didn't lose any weight.

Pam says:
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I did get a bunch of stuff done since June 15th! I made 2 dresses, 1 blouse and 6 pillow cases! I also bought fabric for Pumpkin place mats for the Grands, Christmas pillow cases for the family (easy to mail stuff), and the fabric is all pre shrunk and will be ironed today. Then I will apply scissors to material and needle and thread to fabric and those will be done.

Pam says:
One day at a time is the goal to GOAL

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8/17/14 3:22 P

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Already getting the week planning going... Both sons start back at college a week from Monday. Moving one of them on campus next weekend. DD is working occasionally but not yet driving, so that adds to my "to do". She will also take a class or two that are electives for high school.

I hope to rejoin my quilting group for a few hrs on Thurs. Haven't been in since the first part of June. Looking forward to getting some fabric used! emoticon

******** Hope you can get those projects ready, Carol!
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Sew, I'll be driving to Tennessee in two weeks, well riding in the car. I already have one quilt that needs binding so I can take it along and hand sew it. A goal would be to get another or two ready to handsew. I can do that in the car but not much else. Carol

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The reason why we keep old quilting magazines is to look for ideas for future quilts! Yes, that is the reason. I've been looking through old mags and books and found a project to use up a stack of fabrics that I've had for a year. Bought in Maine last year. It will be a queen size Boston Commons. What to do with all the queen size quilts I am making? Spring summer fall and winter I guess. When I find a magazine I've looked through several times and know I will not make anything out of it, it goes to guild. Guild is Thursday night. Better get busy! Carol

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So today, while perusing the blogs again, I came to The Cozy Pumpkin blog where she talked about her fabric stash and how she decided to make things using her stash and blogging about it. Then she had a list of about 12 items that she had made and I loved reading her descriptions of each item and what she used. I definitely need to do that. I have piles and piles of projects all over the house, some waiting for inspiration, some just needing to be finished, some needing a quilt design, some that people have asked me to make. I'm going shopping at an amazing quilt shop on Thursday and I don't want to just buy something just because so I need a little planning. Piles and Piles! Church yard sale is coming up and they are getting leftover bolts of designer fabric from me. Carol

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Taking the day off again! Hope folks will call me soon for appmts but glad to have the time. My husbands Aunt died this week. She was 99 and one half. We were so hoping she would get to 100 in January. We went up to Maine to visit her last summer after her sister, my mother in law passed. She was alert and spry but she fell this week and didnt recover. They are together again. My husband dearly wants to go and I do to so we are going to Maine on Aug 21. Then over labor day, we will go to Tennessee for 6 days vacation. Then football season starts. I have been so busy this year it is nice to have time off. Carol

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No clothing sewing for me either. Quilting and little projects are all I care to do anymore.
Jolette, hope the arm continues to improve.

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Hope you can find a home for your fabric. I DON'T sew, I was, and am, a terrible sewer. LOL

They did assessment on my shoulder and it is improving, although I am wanting instant improvement. LOL Do you realize how much your arm weighs when the muscles have gone on vacation? They told me , mine probably weighs about 30 lbs., feels like a rock.

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I have about 3 yards or more of a brown and cream wool herringbone fabric that I purchased in St Andrews, Scotland in 1976 or so. It has been in my hopeless chest since then and still perfectly wonderful. I would gladly sell it to someone who would be able to put it to good use. Wearing wool in Florida doesn't happen often, never in fact. It would make a lovely coat or skirt and vest or jacket. I will post a pic if anyone is interested. Saw that Carrie was ordering wool from Scotland. I also have a Stewart plaid. Carol

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I finished that log cabin quilt top yesterday! And have the batting and backing ready to go to the quilter. It is sew refreshing to use up a pile of fabric that has languished in my sewing room for sew long! Carol

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emoticon Carol, I was wondering about the crumbles, I thought they were little scraps all sewed together and I was having a hard time figuring out the log cabins. Who knows. LOL

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I have always wanted a serger! Maybe someday. Today my husband has to go to work at 8:00 for the day! I am playing hooky from church and staying home to accomplish something! I have quilting fabrics all over the house and I want to corral them into the room they are supposed to be in. My son is flying in on Wed and Thursday to retrieve the car we are giving him. Sad to see it go but now have a new one with payments on it so have to continue to work. When the business calls you have to go after it while it is there, Linda, as you know! I may even sew a bit.
I read down earlier that I made some log cabin blocks for a crumble quilt. I don't even know what I was talking about. ???? Carol

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Linda, I am so glad to see you. You must be busy with your lawn service, wow, we could sure use you here now. We have 40 acres of weeds. ;lol.

You sound dedicated. Hope your day is great.

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emoticon I haven't been on this page for a while so I thought I'd stop by and say hi! Since we run a lawn equipment business my summer is pretty tight for doing extras. Although if we don't get rain here soon, it will start slowing down and quick! I've gotten little sewing projects done this summer because I try to go in and sew for at least half an hour every morning. Managed to get rid of a complete collection of fat quarters that I had purchased and used very little of. Now, I have a cute table runner for someone for Christmas. Hope all are having a great summer.

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emoticon We ;had almost three inches of rain since last night. You have to understand that our part of Co. is usually pretty arid, now I feel almost like living in the tropics. LOL
I think you will enjoy your newest tool, I think a serger sounds neat.

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Mastered the serger, and it wasn't hard at all. The gal who gave it to me, she still has 2 more, had it threaded, but it was threaded wrong. It did take me an hour to thread it, but I am sure when I go to re thread it I will breeze through it.

I serged the raw edges of my blouse I am making and I love, love, love it. Now I can't wait to do the pillow cases with the serger!

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So today, I have two drapery installs and this nearly finishes up the run I've had in drapery sales. Not much on the books for August yet, need a few appointments to get me going but I think God let me off with the appmts this month as I had so much work that came in and needed to be installed! God is good! Carol

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Still looking for that day off although I did venture to the sewing room and make a couple of log cabin blocks for the Crumble quilt. Don't know why they call it crumble. Carol

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My sister gifted me a serger several years ago. She sent me a book with it, which was kind of helpful. I went to the local sewing machine center and found a beginning serger class. It was very helpful. You might want to try finding one in your area. The serger is great for clothing construction; I haven't tried it on anything else.

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Good for you! I am at work (I work as our church's secretary Tues-Thurs), but may quilt a bit on my placemats...it is a tad cooler today (my studio is upstairs....). Have a great day!

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I think I need a day off to just quilt and sew. I printed off a neat free pattern from the Troy Corporation call Quilter's Crumble. It uses 2.5" strips and is really cute. Think I'll try it. Carol

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I've never used a serger, but I'm sure you could look online to get some primers??

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I used to think about sergers all the time but now, I don't think I would use it. I think you will find lots of fun things to make. Send some photos when you do them.

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A serger yea! Always wanted a serger! Carol

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Woke up with my foot hurting again....what the heck....how do you hurt the top of your foot while you are sleeping? Only me, only me....oh well.

I was gifted a serger yesterday and now must figure out how to use it and thread it. I do have the book, so I am hoping I can learn how to use it, as it would be so nice to have for certain projects.

Anyone use a serger? Any hints for me?

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LOL, Carol, you are a person like me. KILL the silly thinks. The creepy ants are crawling all over me and Arnie, hasn't found any, and we doesn't even want to share. LOL

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While getting ready for bed one night, I was in the kitchen and saw a huge spider scurrying along. I stomped it and out came a thousand baby spiders. Quickly, I grabbed some sort of spray can and sprayed them dead. Thank God, they didnt' get into my house. Carol

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We are having a sugar ant invasion...luckily not as much as last year! I hate bugs....but don't mind spiders! go figure....:)


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emoticon The sun I shining and I am smiling. Hope you are having a joyful day. I think I forget to be thankful for what I CAN do instead of what I "can't",

I used a little machine for a long time and did just fine until it died. LOL

I have been blessed with a couple of machines, really, I only need one but....have two.

Th flying ants are inundating us and I HATE IT, I HATE IT, they are creepy

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Lilydog - I have a 1975 Kenmore that I've been quilting on for six years. I got a couple of extra feet for quilting and it does a really nice job. Large quilts are a challenge, but lap size and smaller are quite doable.

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I bought the Go Baby machine which is a smaller version of the Accuquilt. My friend has the larger machine when I need to use the larger dies. But the smaller Go will cut two rows of 2.5 inch strips in a six fabric stack so why do I need more? It also cuts 5" square and anything smaller and takes up far less space. I do have a wholesale account with a distributor so got it wholesale which helps. Not sure I would have bought it otherwise. Carol

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I've decided to drop from the class since I won't spend the money on buying the machine. I have a quilting book and with some practice I hope my Kenmore will work for me. I will use the material that I bought to make Place mats for my night stands.



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There is still time for shops to join. Maybe you could go into local shops and ask them to join

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emoticon Oh my, I have been doing exercises for therapy on my shoulder and have not been listing it down as exercise. That should count as 30 min. at least every other day and lots of days I do it a little every day. Have to remember it.

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It is so nice to get my exercise out of the way so I can hopefully go to my quilt studio to sew!! I am making 4 placemats (the single squares are finished 1 inch!) and I am finishing up making the half square triangles....fun! I'll post pics when they are done....

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I went to Row by Row Experience.com and looked at the map of participating shops. I live in the panhandle of Florida, 2 hours drive from Mobile, Al. There is nothing around me, no shop participating. The closest one is in Lake City, Fl which is a good 4 hour drive and points south from there. Then there is one in a place called Hahira, Ga. wherever that is. Nothing at all in Alabama or Mississippi and the Louisiana shops are in the far west past New Orleans which is also a 4 hour drive. Guess I won't be shopping unless they will be posting online. Carol

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I don't have an accuquilt machine but my friend does, and she allows me to use it in a swap thing. We offer to help with the tiles. That might be a possibility.

Hey, it isn't raining today and hoping to harvest the wheat in a couple of days. yay.

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Well I don't have an accuquilt machine I was hoping to do it with plastic square, fabric marker and scissors, any how my class was cancelled due to not enough people I put in for the next class. Thanks for definition of accuquilt !!

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We had some rain yesterday but it has been dry this summer. Not too hot though which is a blessing in Florida. Carol

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I have a question, do we always have to log in to participate. I find it difficult to do and tedious. We didn't use to log in every time, only when you missed awhile or just because.
Hmm, just wondering.

We live in an arid area, or were, since the end of April, we have had rain almost every day. and lots of it. The wheat looks great, but it may be hard to harvest because of the rain. My little dog is scared and I am even tired of rain. Need to just complain, I guess.

I guess, I won't be participating in the pattern either, I am almost completely housebound. lol

Oh well, guess I'll just embroidery.

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